Free medical, dental and vision services set for March 19-20
COOKEVILLE – Remote Area Medical (RAM®) a major nonprofit provider of popup clinics delivering free dental, vision and medical care to those in need – will hold a free, two-day clinic on March 19-20. RAM will be set up at Cookeville High School 2335 N. Washington Ave.
All RAM services are free, and no ID is required. Free dental, vision and medical services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The patient parking lot will open no later than 12:01 a.m. (midnight) on Friday morning, March 19, and remain open for the duration of the clinic. Clinic doors open at 6 a.m. on Friday, March 19. Once in the parking lot, additional information regarding clinic opening processes and next steps will be provided.
Due to time constraints, patients should be prepared to choose between dental and vision services. Medical services are offered in addition to dental or vision services free to every patient attending the clinic. All patients will be required to wear a face covering and must undergo a COVID-19 screening before entering the clinic. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530.
- Services available at the RAM free clinic include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental x-rays, eye exams, glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses made on-site, women’s health exams, flu shots and general medical exams. Free haircuts and free take-home colon cancer screening test kits will also be available.
- In some situations, such as inclement weather, volunteer cancellations or other circumstances outside of RAM’s control, the parking lot may open earlier or a smaller number of patients may be served. RAM encourages everyone who would like services, especially dental services, to arrive as early as possible. Clinic closing time may vary based on each service area’s daily capacity. For more information, please see RAM’s FAQ page.
About Remote Area Medical: RAM is a major nonprofit organization that operates pop-up clinics delivering free dental, vision and medical services to individuals in need who do not have access to, or cannot afford, a doctor. Founded in 1985, RAM has treated more than 888,000 individuals with $181.5 million worth of free healthcare and veterinary services. Since its foundation, nearly 183,000 volunteers – comprised of licensed dental, vision, medical and veterinary professionals, as well as general support staff – have supported RAM’s mission.